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Queencore is a more mature, regal variant of Princesscore and a subgenre of Royalcore.

Queencore may consist of more adult-like themes, like politics and war, so it is assumed to be more heavy-handed than Princesscore. Inspiration can be drawn from matriarchal figures in hierarchy-centered shows and movies, especially those centered around kingdoms.

Queencore aesthetics show through strength and guidance, skill and patience. Those who adopt a Queencore aesthetic may be seen as the leader of a group. They hold themselves to higher standards, as a way to show worthiness of their title and position. The Queencore aesthetic wouldn't be complete without confidence and displays of good leadership.

For a darker approach, colors can be toned deeper, and inspiration can be drawn from evil queen characters.

This aesthetic can be great inspiration for modern styles.


Most visuals can be taken from castle exteriors, interiors, and grounds. This can include throne rooms, royal chambers, and gardens. Examples include:

  • Thrones
  • Crowns
  • Capes
  • Ornate staircases
  • Personal libraries
  • Scepters
  • Jewelry
  • Intricate gardens
  • Roses
  • Horses
  • Marble
  • Swords and daggers
  • Veils
  • Ballgowns
  • Dark wood
  • Tall ceilings


Fashion may be taken directly from historical accounts or may be modernized. Real life examples can include historical figures like Queen Victoria for a more historical approach, or figures like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle for more modern fashion. Fictional examples can include Queen Calanthe from The Witcher, Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones, Mary, Queen of Scots from Reign, and The Countess from American Horror Story (for a more creative twist). Staples include intricate embroidery, beading, jewel and metal embellishments, darker or richer colors, and long sleeves. Suggestions include:


  • Floor-length formalwear
    • Ballgowns
    • Wide-legged jumpsuits or pants
  • Modest-length day dresses
  • Fitted slacks / jeans
  • Tailored blouses
  • Fitted suits in royal colors
  • Long jackets and coats / cloaks
  • Corsets / shifts
  • Long dressing robes
  • Damasc, jacquard and brocade
  • Heeled footwear


  • Crown or tiara
  • Lace gloves
  • Victorian-style lace collars
  • Velvet or lace headbands
  • Chokers
  • Vintage brooches
  • Statement rings
  • Embellished hair clips
  • Elaborate earrings
  • Fan
  • Tulle or lace parasol
  • Precious metals
  • Jewels
  • Clutch bags



Queencore makeup typically embodies a regal and ethereal aesthetic. Here are some elements commonly associated with queencore makeup:

  • Flawless complexion: Start with a smooth and even base by using a foundation that matches your skin tone. Apply concealer to hide any blemishes or dark circles and set it with a light dusting of translucent powder for a matte finish.
  • Soft, radiant glow: Achieve a luminous complexion by applying a subtle highlighter on the high points of your face, such as the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and cupid's bow.
  • Rosy or peachy blush: Use a blush in soft, romantic shades of pink or peach to give your cheeks a natural flush. Apply it lightly for a delicate, youthful look.
  • Defined eyebrows: Shape and define your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil or powder to create an arch that complements your face shape. Fill in any sparse areas for a polished appearance.
  • Neutral or soft-toned eyeshadow: Opt for neutral or pastel shades like champagne, rose gold, or soft mauve to create a dreamy eye look. Blend the eyeshadow across the eyelids, focusing on the crease to add depth and dimension.
  • Winged eyeliner or soft smoky eye: Create a winged eyeliner look with a precise liquid or gel liner for a defined and elegant effect. Alternatively, you can go for a soft smoky eye by using muted shades and blending them for a subtle, ethereal effect.
  • Long, fluttery lashes: Apply several coats of lengthening and volumizing mascara to give your lashes a dramatic, fluttery appearance. You can also add false lashes for extra intensity.
  • Soft, natural lips: Choose lip colors that enhance your natural lip tone, such as nude shades, soft pinks, or peachy tones. Opt for a satin or glossy finish to keep the lips looking plump and hydrated.
  • Gemstone or pearl accents: For a touch of whimsy and regality, you can add small gemstones or pearls as accents to your makeup. Place them strategically around your eyes or on the temples for a magical, queencore touch.



  • Long, flowing locks: Long hair is often preferred in queencore hairstyles, as it adds to the ethereal and whimsical aesthetic. If you don't have long hair, you can use hair extensions to achieve the desired length.
  • Soft waves or loose curls: Gentle waves or loose curls can enhance the romantic and dreamy vibe of queencore hair. You can achieve this by using a curling iron or hot rollers, or opt for heatless methods like braiding damp hair overnight.
  • Braids and intricate updos: Braided hairstyles, such as fishtail braids, crown braids, or milkmaid braids, are often incorporated into queencore looks. They add a touch of elegance and can be embellished with flowers or delicate hair accessories. Intricate updos with twists, knots, and braids can also create a regal and enchanting effect.
  • Delicate hair accessories: Hair accessories play a significant role in queencore hairstyles. Consider adorning your hair with delicate flower crowns, bejeweled headbands, tiaras, or barrettes with pearls and rhinestones. These accessories add a whimsical and royal touch to your overall look.
  • Soft, face-framing tendrils: To create a soft and romantic frame for your face, leave a few strands of hair loose around the front. These gentle tendrils can be curled or styled to add an extra touch of femininity.
  • Pastel or vibrant hair colors: Queencore embraces a range of hair colors, from soft pastels like pink, lavender, or silver to vibrant jewel tones like deep red or emerald green. Experiment with temporary hair color or extensions if you want to try out different shades.
  • Shiny and healthy hair: Regardless of the specific style, queencore hair tends to be well-maintained, shiny, and healthy-looking. Regular deep conditioning treatments and using hair serums or oils can help achieve this radiant and lustrous effect.


Historic Examples[]

  • Mary, Queen of Scots 1542 - 1587
  • Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022
  • Maria Theresa of Austria 1717 - 1780
  • Catherine the Great of Russia 1729 - 1796
  • Anne Boleyn of England 1501 - 1536
  • Nefertiti of Egypt 1370 - 1330 BC
  • Victoria of England 1819 - 1901
  • Marie-Antoinette of France 1755 - 1793
  • Elizabeth I of England 1533 - 1603
  • Catherine of Aragon 1485 - 1536
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122 - 1204
  • Empress Theodora 500 - 548
  • Hatshepsut of Egypt 1508 - 1458 BC
  • Wu Zetian 624 - 705
  • Cleopatra VII, Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt 69 - 30 BC
  • Mary I of England 1516 - 1558

For a more complete list, see List of queens regnant and Lists of queens.